Young Children: Priority One (YCPO), an ongoing service program of Kiwanis International, addresses the needs of young children. All clubs are encouraged to carry out at least two YCPO projects per calendar year, though many clubs are able to do more—helping children, families, and communities.

Before beginning a project:
Determine the most relevant and important issues affecting youth in its community.

Conduct a community needs analysis and discuss options with club and community leaders.

Identify your club’s skill set and how you can make a measurable impact. Projects should strike a nice balance between resources, time, and energy. For example, while some club members can work weekly on a project, others can only devote an afternoon a month. 

Consider identifying projects that appeal to all your members.

Click Here for the June 2011 Young Children Priority One Newsletter.

George Williams serves as the YCPO Chairman for the Alabama District of Kiwanis International. 
Email George for more information on how your club can make Young Children: Priority One!